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'EW&F's Philip Bailey's Son Jaylen Is All Grown-up & Hangs Out with His Mom Krystal

Mary Scott
Jul 27, 2021
09:03 A.M.
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Philip Bailey and Krystal Johnson’s son, Jaylen, is all grown up, spends time with his mom, and is all set for high school.


Philip Bailey thrilled audiences across the world as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, but very few knew about his complicated personal life. Bailey was married to Krystal Johnson, and they share a son, Jaylen.

Bailey and Johnson have gone their separate ways, and Jaylen has been seen many times hanging out with his mom’s new family.



Jaylen, the son of Philip Bailey and Krystal Johnson, recently graduated from Junior High. Johnson took to her Instagram to share shots of Jaylen looking all ready for High School.

Johnson, a proud mom, congratulated Jaylen for the battles he had to face and win. She also mentioned that she was proud of him, just as his siblings were proud of him. She further said:

"Everything in Me has been tested and challenged, but it all has made Me a better Mother because of You."

In the photo, Jaylen Johnson is also seen with his siblings as he wears his red graduation gown and celebrates with balloons.



Bailey toured the world as a member of one of the most sought-after music bands, Earth, Wind, & Fire which was founded by Maurice White in 1969.

Bailey was born on May 8, 1951, in Denver, Colorado, USA. The composer is currently married to Valerie. He was previously married to Krystal Johnson (sister of Kandy Johnson Isley), with whom he has two children, and Janet Hooks bore five children for him.

Philip Bailey (L) of Earth, Wind & Fire performing at the Musikfest 2019 at PNC Plaza | Source: Getty Images



In his 2014 book, “Shining Star: Braving the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire,” he confessed that the marriage deteriorated because of his absence from home and his infidelities.

The “Easy Lover” singer confessed that he had a child with another woman around the same time Janet was expecting their third child.

The other woman was Jeanette Hutchinson of the R&B hit group “The Emotions,” and the daughter that was born of that relationship is Pili Bailey.



Bailey had always been a lover and appreciator of all kinds of music from an extremely early age. On his website, Bailey says: “For me, the gift of making music is all about evolving. It’s always been about taking that next step.”

In a 2011 interview about Earth, Wind, And Fire, Bailey admitted that they had no idea how big the band would become.


According to him, “Our message is one of love, but also more about being conscious. We’re about trying to wake people up to life and all that’s out there.” Bailey further added:

“My voice is my instrument — beyond being a percussionist — and you never stop discovering the instrument and learning things through a lifetime, through a journey.”


Millions of music lovers around the world discovered Bailey through his wildly successful work as a core member, writer, musician, and the other lead vocalist along with Maurice White in the legendary group, Earth, Wind & Fire. The band of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees has never wasted too much time with labels and categories.

The band was such a powerful one that they were once called "The Black Beatles." This is a reflection of the power of the group's music.


However, Bailey went solo and released "Continuation" in 1982. This was immediately followed by the "Chinese Wall" in 1984. It was produced by Phil Collins and featured their global smash duet “Easy Lover.”

He released four gospel albums between 1984 and 1991, including the Grammy-winning "Triumph" in 1986. His desire to explore has kept Bailey engaged at a time when other distinguished artists might start resting on his laurels.